“I had heard that Mark Twain’s father and mother, John Clemens and his wife, had lived near the internationally famous Sgt. Alvin C. York, in the Pall Mall community of the Tennessee mountain county of Fentress,” says John Rice Irwin, founder of the Museum of Appalachia. “It is a matter of factual history that John [...]comments
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Before there were interstates, when everyone drove two lane roads at leisurely speeds, Burma Shave signs were posted all over the countryside in farmers’ fields. Five small red signs with white letters, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet……and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving [...]comments
Please welcome guest author Carol Ostrom, Resources Director at the Museum of Appalachia. At the Museum of Appalachia, visitors enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of springtime as it was once known in Old Appalachia—purple martins nesting in gourd houses, the earthy smell of freshly turned gardens, the bleating of young lambs and goats (kids) [...]comments